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These upcoming ProRodeo Hall of Fame events are all open to the public. Reservations are required for some events. To be added to our mailing list call 719-528-4732. Additional information about each event will be added as they become available.

September 1, 2017 – Museum switches to winter hours. We will be open Wednesday – Sunday from 9am-5pm.

September 20, 2017 – “A History of Youth Rodeo” gallery opening

September 23, 2017 – Free Admission on September 23, 2017, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket. Click here to get a ticket.

October 26-29, 2017 – 2nd Annual Cowboy Experience Hosted by The Resort at Paws Up

November 23, 2017 – Museum will be closed for Thanksgiving

December 4, 2017 – 10th Annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala

December 15, 2017 – 31st Annual Spurs and Spikes Golf Tournament

December 24-25, 2017 – Museum will be closed for the Christmas holiday

December 31, 2017 – January 1, 2018 – Museum will be closed for the New Year holiday

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ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 13th Annual Museum Day Live!

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO— The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.

This year, Museum Day Live! will feature special interactive lesson plans created by Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition. The lesson plans are available for download on the Museum Day Live! website.

“We enjoy participating in this annual event with the Smithsonian Institution to help promote insight, inspiration and education about the sport of professional rodeo as well as the western heritage of our sport and how rodeo developed,” said Kent Sturman, director of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. “This opportunity is a great way to get patrons to our museum that may not have had the chance to visit us before. Rodeo fans can learn more about their rodeo heroes and first-time guests can get to know the champions and legends of pro rodeo.”

Sturman said it is important for the Hall of Fame to participate in Museum Day Live! in order to place emphasis on the role that museums play in our communities and the educational value of those museums.

Open since August 1979, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy educates the public about rodeo, its history, and its impact on Western American culture. The Hall of Fame provides recognition to rodeo notables of the past and present, and serves as an inspiration for the future.

An exhibit entitled “A History of Youth Rodeo” will be in our 101 Gallery just in time for Museum Day Live! It opens September 20 and will feature the history and champions of both the National High School Rodeo Association and the National Little Britches Rodeo Association.

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 23, 2017. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.


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